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Rubbertramp
15-01-2012, 18:39
Ok, these are the choices of venue;

The Anchor Inn Tintern.

Beautiful location on the River Wye with Tintern Abbey as the backdrop. I had a couple of beers and a meal here tonight and the manager (not landlord) said he'd love to have us for the weekend but we'd have to go in the field (overlooking the river)and park around the perimeter. Food was very tasty though a meagre ration for my appetite! Welcome to The Anchor in Tintern, an historic inn set in extensive grounds dating back to the twelfth century and situated alongside the River Wye with the stunning backdrop of Tintern Abbey - An ideal location for visitors from Monmouth, The Wye Val (http://www.theanchortintern.com/)

Stonehenge;

Parked on the byway within sight of the ancient monument. Proper wilding with no amenities except the public loos at the English Heritage car park (open early in the mornings (clench)). The Packhorse at Larkhill is one and a half miles away. A campfire and the possibility of a midnight excursion for entertainment!

Bulbarrow Hill;

Near Blandford in Dorset. Two very large parking areas on a very quiet country lane off the beaten track with beautiful views over the whole of North Dorset....especially at sunrise. Lovely walks. Nearest pub is The Fox at Anstey

Porlock Hill;

The steepest A road in the UK. Two large parking areas a couple of miles to the west of the hill on beautiful Exmoor. The villages of Porlock and Porlock Wier nearby. Nearest pub is The Culbone about a mile away.

Ham Hill Country park, South Somerset.

South Somerset District Council - Ham Hill Country Park (http://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/hamhill)
billi is checking this one out...more info hopefully on thursday?

n brown
15-01-2012, 19:01
v interesting,ham hill country park sounds a bit privately owned,quite fancy the sound of porlock,will await a bit more info,not too bothered as an outing is an outing after all[in the old sense]

channa
15-01-2012, 19:23
I bet the North meet is better than a softie southern meet ????:scared:......Channa

Rubbertramp
15-01-2012, 19:27
I bet the North meet is better than a softie southern meet ????:scared:......Channa

Yeah, I know!.....And I do love whippet racing!;)

bigmillie
15-01-2012, 19:45
I have voted for Stonehenge as its the closest to me (110 miles return)

Although I am willing to meet at any other site apart from Porlock as that's a bit too far (300 miles return) for a weekend

Rubbertramp
15-01-2012, 19:47
v interesting,ham hill country park sounds a bit privately owned,quite fancy the sound of porlock,will await a bit more info,not too bothered as an outing is an outing after all[in the old sense]

Don't know much about it but I included it as it was suggested on the other thread...Oldish Hippy knows it I think.

scampa
15-01-2012, 20:53
I bet the North meet is better than a softie southern meet ????:scared:......Channa

I see those nasty Northerners have designed a special windscreen sticker for their meet too!! :)

channa
15-01-2012, 21:09
I see those nasty Northerners have designed a special windscreen sticker for their meet too!! :)


Special screen sticker in its whippet friendly tha understands ...

What bluudy meeting can thee expect wen tha offers six bloody venues ??

Frickin eck it isn t a bluddy menu offer two bloody choices ...Simples ...no bloody happy hour

Long live Watford gap :) and btw Heartbeat has finished and Emmerdale is filmed int grounds of Harewood Ouse so nowt to see ...well tha can visit Esholt or Goathland but to tell thee the secrets thy has to be a gud un

Actually for a fiver I will tek you there ....Yorkshire born , Yorkshire bred ....strong int arm ...and thick in Head ....

Not that thick really, Roll up for the magical mystery tour of Yorkshire .....mmmm got an idea :idea-007:

Channa

Channa

kimbowbill
15-01-2012, 21:17
I see those nasty Northerners have designed a special windscreen sticker for their meet too!! :)

Twas only a suggestion Scampa, a good one at that, as our nasty northerners meet has become so popular we are now having to consider ways of monitoring it, oh the pleasure of being poplular, (tongue in cheek)

channa
15-01-2012, 21:40
Twas only a suggestion Scampa, a good one at that, as our nasty northerners meet has become so popular we are now having to consider ways of monitoring it, oh the pleasure of being poplular, (tongue in cheek)

Popular indeed, we could address the oversubscription by arm wrestling (but I have met Betty from Cleckhuddersfax) not a good idea a scary Doris her tattoes are spelt right :dance:...indeed do a yorkie pudding contest best puds winner decides....a good potential scrap in itself ?

So come on you suvveners ?? ...wheres the meat I mean meet ???

toungue in cheek

Channa

scampa
15-01-2012, 21:46
Twas only a suggestion Scampa, a good one at that, as our nasty northerners meet has become so popular we are now having to consider ways of monitoring it, oh the pleasure of being poplular, (tongue in cheek)

Well I'm one of the nicer Northerners (in my opinion at least!) although I won't be going to either of the meets. Must admit though, I'm tempted to spend an hour in Derbyshire with my best hi-viz jacket, pretending to be the marshalling officer for the meet. I bet I could create some mayhem, before I got sussed and chucked into the canal!!

:fun:

kimbowbill
15-01-2012, 21:53
Well I'm one of the nicer Northerners (in my opinion at least!) although I won't be going to either of the meets. Must admit though, I'm tempted to spend an hour in Derbyshire with my best hi-viz jacket, pretending to be the marshalling officer for the meet. I bet I could create some mayhem, before I got sussed and chucked into the canal!!

:fun:

:dance: yup, come along all marshalls welcome :dance:

channa
15-01-2012, 22:17
Well I'm one of the nicer Northerners (in my opinion at least!) although I won't be going to either of the meets. Must admit though, I'm tempted to spend an hour in Derbyshire with my best hi-viz jacket, pretending to be the marshalling officer for the meet. I bet I could create some mayhem, before I got sussed and chucked into the canal!!

:fun:

Now that would be funny, schoolboy humour ? yes .....but we are '40:50 60 somethings trapped in a body with a 15 year olds mind ??

Channa

Firefox
15-01-2012, 22:32
Stonehenge for me, as all the others are too far for a weekend except, Honey Street. I'd be willing to give Honey Street number one and Stonehenge number two, but that risks Stonehenge. Where is Alternative Vote when you need it:idea:


:nospam:.....and all you whippet racers and ferret fanciers can take your flat caps and your pints of mild and get back to you own thread :lol-053:....are we extolling the virtues of Stonehenge in the Buxworth thread/poll:hammer: ?..... would we ever be so brash:raofl:

channa
15-01-2012, 22:49
Stonehenge for me, as all the others are too far for a weekend except, Honey Street. I'd be willing to give Honey Street number one and Stonehenge number two, but that risks Stonehenge. Where is Alternative Vote when you need it:idea:


:nospam:.....and all you whippet racers and ferret fanciers can take your flat caps and your pints of mild and get back to you own thread :lol-053:....are we extolling the virtues of Stonehenge in the Buxworth thread/poll:hammer: ?..... would we ever be so brash:raofl:

Oi flippyflox, whippet fancying and ferret racing if you dont mind ....I once had a young lad describe to me in graphic detail how is aunty Christine had a ferret shoved down her trousers ....and her reaction ...too much info for a family type forum ...

Meks ur eyes watter it does.

Channa

sadly I am telling the truth

Dezi
16-01-2012, 06:58
I see those nasty Northerners have designed a special windscreen sticker for their meet too!! :)


Yes it’s a picture of the local church roof so that they all know what the lead stripping target is going to be that weekend.

Every scrap yard in the north from Doncaster to Newcastle will be at full capacity for weeks after the meet.

Still “ every little helps”

Dezi :banana:

moonshadow
16-01-2012, 09:38
[QUOTE=Rubbertramp;164982]Ok, these are the choices of venue;

The Barge Inn Honey Street, Wilts

Advertised as the international meeting place for crop circle enthusiasts. Main Page - The Barge Inn @ Honeystreet, Wiltshire (http://www.the-barge-inn.com/index.php) ...Could someone please contact them regarding permission to stop and space?

Just rang Barge Inn at Honeystreet, their campsite not open 'til Easter so can't help us!:(

moonshadow
16-01-2012, 12:55
Honeystreet needs to come off the poll as they cannot take us until Easter! Someone voted after I posted.

bigmillie
16-01-2012, 15:19
I see those nasty Northerners have designed a special windscreen sticker for their meet too!! :)

I have one for us :banana::banana::banana::cheers:

Rubbertramp
16-01-2012, 18:50
Honeystreet needs to come off the poll as they cannot take us until Easter! Someone voted after I posted.

Okey-cokey...I'll take it off......can't seem to find how to remove it from the actual poll though....any ideas?

kimbowbill
16-01-2012, 19:32
Okey-cokey...I'll take it off......can't seem to find how to remove it from the actual poll though....any ideas?

I think Phil has to do it Mark, i tried to end mine early but couldn't, he did it xx

Rubbertramp
16-01-2012, 21:14
Thanks Jen...done and dusted.

Millie
16-01-2012, 21:19
Do we have a date for this meet yet? I'm really looking forward to it as not got anything planned for February yet and it will be great to meet you all.

Rubbertramp
16-01-2012, 22:03
Yes Millie..first weekend in Feb, no-one has objected to that yet...or maybe the second. Keep watching this thread.

Firefox
17-01-2012, 02:32
From the other thread post 74 and following:

http://www.wildcamping.co.uk/forums/wild-camping-meets-gatherings/16243-southern-softies-meet-2.html#post164635 (http://www.wildcamping.co.uk/forums/wild-camping-meets-gatherings/16243-southern-softies-meet-2.html#post164635)

With regard to suggestions for date please see above although I realise it's impossible to please everyone.

moonshadow
17-01-2012, 08:23
Once we have the results of the poll for the venue (when's the cut off?) we could do another poll for the date. If it's Stonehenge I think someone said there was some kind of pagan fest the first weekend. I also assume that this is snow, blizzards and general foul weather permitting! We are the 'Southern Softies' after all:)

Millie
17-01-2012, 08:34
Thanks for the info. I will keep looking out for dates.

Any time in February suits me - I've got plenty of wood for the fire and a lovely new warm sleeping bag thanks to Tesco Direct.

billi
17-01-2012, 17:42
i think ham hill as out,was there last nite and tonite,but the "ranger" seemed ok 4 1 van,but was not happy 4 a meet of sorts.(great place and nice views)i will voting for stonehenge on feb fri 10th,but i will do free chilli/baked potatoes+mulled wine if u r interested!!!-billi

donkey too
17-01-2012, 17:51
Looks like there is only going to be me and one other on Ham hill. So I hopr the other erson is as good looking as me.:banana: Oh yes, and likes baked hodgy. But must warn that they are a bit thin this time of the year due to their hibernation.:lol-049:

Rubbertramp
17-01-2012, 18:50
OK, sorry didn't read the thread properly...let's say that the first W/E in Feb is out then...How about the 2nd (10th Feb)? I'm likely to be in Scotland from mid Feb onwards.

Wind Dancer
18-01-2012, 00:49
OK, sorry didn't read the thread properly...let's say that the first W/E in Feb is out then...How about the 2nd (10th Feb)? I'm likely to be in Scotland from mid Feb onwards.

Yay! 2nd w/e works for me :)
(The one after I'm in Devon).
:wave:

Dezi
18-01-2012, 06:57
I may be able to make the 2nd week in Feb.

Dezi

Millie
18-01-2012, 07:34
2nd weekend is good for us - hubby's up for this too.

Could be a valentines meet then :heart:

Dezi
18-01-2012, 07:52
2nd weekend is good for us - hubby's up for this too.

Could be a valentines meet then :heart:


Aaaah how romantic. A valentines weekend with the Wilders complete with boozed up naked Pagans, Comatose Druids & annoying Japanese tourist taking photos of me wearing my wellies & trying to keep my testimonials from freezing by hogging the camp fire.

It brings a tear to the eye. Jane Austin would get two volumes out of it

Dezi :pc:

billi
18-01-2012, 08:22
be careful,u southerners are making a decision!!!!!.i thought u had to av poll,name/address/postcode,bank details/name of 1st child etc.so there are 4ish at mo up 4 feb 10th w-end,any more.billi

bigmillie
18-01-2012, 08:25
2nd weekend is good for me also :wacko:

n brown
18-01-2012, 08:30
sounds ok better start a pallet hunt

moonshadow
18-01-2012, 09:52
2nd weekend good for us too!:)

Millie
18-01-2012, 11:50
Sounds like a perfect weekend Dezi - that's about as romantic as we get these days !!!

Firefox
18-01-2012, 11:53
I could do second weekend too.

PS. There probably won't be any naked pagans, but Kim would probably strip off and dance round the stones for you, if you greased his palm with the right amount of readies :lol-053:

donkey too
18-01-2012, 12:59
I could do second weekend too.

PS. There probably won't be any naked pagans, but Kim would probably strip off and dance round the stones for you, if you greased his palm with the right amount of readies :lol-053:

I am sure for the right amount of money and half a bottle of gi;):banana::cool1::Dn, RT and I will do that.

kneedownnidge
18-01-2012, 14:36
Looks like the vote is going to be Stonehenge, thats going to be to far for a couple of days for us.

Hope you all have a good one.

Will get to meet you all one day.........

Firefox
18-01-2012, 18:21
There's Amesbury 3 miles drive or the pub at Larkhill camp 1 1/2 miles walk. Though most vans are short of seat belts although loads of space.

Or we could open up a couple of vans as "open house" so we socialise rather than sit in our own vans all day?

I'm willing to open mine up. Have got a new smaller bar table as an option so can fit 5-6 round it.

moonshadow
18-01-2012, 18:55
There's Amesbury 3 miles drive or the pub at Larkhill camp 1 1/2 miles walk. Though most vans are short of seat belts although loads of space.

Or we could open up a couple of vans as "open house" so we socialise rather than sit in our own vans all day?

I'm willing to open mine up. Have got a new smaller bar table as an option so can fit 5-6 round it.

We're happy to have open house too! Can probbaly fit 8 with the table up.

n brown
18-01-2012, 19:09
The only problem with Stonehenge is that if the weather is bad you will be stuck in your vans as no pub etc to socialise ,also also the campfire is fine but pallets etc are fairly useless as burn down so quickly ! The wood is available nearby but it is a trek and hard work to fetch ! We love Stonhenge and were there last weekend but sunday was very cold and damp so stayed in most of the day to be honest . Maybe a trip in a couple of vans to a pub might be in order ?

whosh the deshignated driver.hic. anyway if icome i'll still bring pallets,lasted good last time once people realized they weren't rustic furniture

Rubbertramp
18-01-2012, 20:10
Looks like it's the 10th of February at Stonehenge then....That's good!...no organising to do, just turn up with some firewood and your favourite tipple. Anyone want to start a new thread?
I wonder if our Glen will remember the horse tranquilisers this time!


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